51 Important Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys and Functions

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In this article, you will find the list of the 51 most important Microsoft Word shortcut keys and their functions.

There is no doubt that Microsoft Word is the world’s most used document editor. The Work app is one of the Microsoft Office Suite apps.

Although there have been other emerging document editors such as this Online Google Docs – non is yet to take the place of Word.

Over the years, we have had an amazing upgrade in the Microsoft office tool. It gets only better after each update.

Currently, it comes with so many in-build templates and online templates. It is currently more than just a text document.

The most amazing part is its shortcuts functionalities. The shortcut speeds up your job and saves you lots of time. This we are going to list on the table.

Microsoft Word shortcuts

No Keys Functions
1 F1 key Get help or use the Office assistant
2 SHIFT and F1 Key Context-sensitive help
3 F2 Key Move text or image
4 SHIFT + F2 Key Copy text
5 F3 Key Insert an autotext entry
6 SHIFT + F3 Key Change the case of the selected text
7 F4 Key Perform last action again
8 SHIFT + F4 Key Perform a Find or go to action again.
9 SHIFT + F5 Key Move to a previous revision
10 F6 Key Go to the next frame or pane
11 SHIFT + F6 Key Go to the previous frame or pane
12 F5 Key Displays the Go to the dialogue box
13 F7 Key Launch the Spell checker
14 SHIFT + F7 Key Launch the Thesaurus
15 F8 Key Extend the current selection
16 SHIFT + F8 Key Shrink the current selection
17 F9 Key Update the selected fields
18 SHIFT + F9 Key Switch between a field code and the result.
19 F10 Key Activate the menu bar
20 SHIFT + F10 Key Display a Shortcut Menu (same as right-clicking)
21 F11 Key Go to the next field
22 SHIFT + F11 Key Go to the previous field
23 F12 Key Save file As, equivalent to the tools menu
24 SHIFT + F12 Key Save the document, equivalent to the tools menu
25 CTRL and A Selects all in the current document
26 CTRL and B Bold text
27 CTRL and C Copies the item to the Clipboard and can be pasted.
28 CTRL and D Displays the Font dialogue box
29 CTRL and E Centre Alignment
30 CTRL and F Displays the Find dialog box, to search on the current document.
31 CTRL and G  Displays Go to the dialog box, to go to a particular location in the current document.
32 CTRL and H  Displays the Replace dialogue box
33 CTRL and I  Italic text
34 CTRL and J  Full Justification
35 CTRL and K Create Hyperlink
36 CTRL and L Left Alignment
37 CTRL and M Tab
38 CTRL and N Creates a new document
39 CTRL and O Displays the Open File dialogue box
40 CTRL and P Displays the Print dialog box
41 CTRL and R Right Alignment.
42 CTRL and S Displays the Save dialog box
43 CTRL and U Underline text
44 CTRL and V Pastes the copied item from the Clipboard into the current position in the document.
45 CTRL and X Cuts the item selected to the Clipboard
46 CTRL and Y Redo the last undone action
47 CTRL and Z Undoes the last action
48 CTRL and ENTER Insert Page Break
49 CTRL and F2 Show Print preview
50 CTRL and F4 Closes the active document window
51 CTRL and F6 Opens the next document window

Hope these keys were helpful to you. Please comment any Microsoft Word shortcut key we didn’t include – so we can add it as soon as possible.


Related Tags: Microsoft Word Shortcut | Keyboard Shortcuts | Accessibility Shortcuts | Microsoft Shortcuts | Typing Shortcuts | Laptop Shortcuts | Computer Shortcuts

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